One of my good friends owned a B6 generation Audi A4 with this same engine/trans combo, although the Audi folks called them 8E to differentiate it from the B6 Passat platform. Nowadays even Volkswagen owners don't want people to know they drive Volkswagens, but Audi owners have been in that boat for years. That said, I can tell you it is a very polarizing car that brings out the haters and fanboys like few other cars.
The little 1.8 liter inline-4 is equipped with a crazy 20 valve head (that is 5 valves per cylinder) and a tiny 3K turbocharger that produces 170 horsepower and 166 ft-lbs of torque, but an extra 50 ft-lbs of torque and 30 horsepower is just an ecu tune away.
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